Putting the TV front and centre Loewe has taken the wraps of its new 3D Orchestra IS system, a set of integrated wireless 3D home cinema speakers. The 3D Orchestra is initially designed for use with the latest generation Loewe televisions. The TV acts as a command hub of the 3D Orchestra IS-based home cinema system with their integrated AV preamplifiers and multichannel decoders for Dolby Digital and DTS. Networked with the Loewe 3D Orchestra IS, the TV speaker acts as the centre speaker and integrates into the system. The Loewe 3D Orchestra IS set includes, depending on the version chosen, two or four Loewe 3D Orchestra speakers, a Loewe 3D Orchestra subwoofer, the measuring microphone and the 3D Orchestra Controller module. This module is connected out of sight on the Audio Digital link on the back of the television set. The system can even be extended from a 3.1 to 7.1 set-up, if required. The active speakers are controlled wirelessly with no loss of quality (5.8 GHz lossless), says Loewe, all they need is a mains power connection. The measuring process is designed to ensure an optimal listening experience for every conceivable arrangement. The insets on the top of the speakers can also be coordinated to match Loewe televisions or your interior design, with options including Aluminium Silver, Metallised Chrome, Ebony Wood and Light Oak, together with nine colours. Customised shades from the RAL colour palette can also be delivered upon request, enabling customers to match their décor precisely. The Loewe 3D Orchestra IS speaker system is available in the UK from August, with an SRP of £1500 for a 3.1 system, and £2000 for a 5.1 system. (A Loewe TV acts as the centre speaker in both cases.) Additional speakers can be added to create system configurations up to 7.1, at a cost of £650 per pair. A multi-brand version that can be used with TVs, receivers, processors etc. from other brands will launch in the autumn.